Grizzlies: Jevon Carter undergoing thumb surgery

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Jevon Carter looks far closer to peak form than most rookies, meaning the No. 32 pick could crack the Grizzlies’ rotation this season.

But put those ideas on hold.

Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com:

Mike Conley will start at point guard. Memphis can use Andrew Harrison, Garrett Temple and Shelvin Mack behind him.

Carter’s dogged defense could give him at least a situation role – once he gets healthy. It’s unclear when that will be, but even if it’s by the start of the regular season, this setback will cost him valuable developmental time.